THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2009



CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Digital Copy
  • Featurette


Crank 2: High Voltage
is proof-positive that Lloyd Kaufman was right. Anyone can make a movie and find an audience. Taking a B-List British Actor and turning into him into a mob monster shouldn’t have worked. Yet, Jason Statham has carved out a cult niche with these flicks. A giant pile of badass fighting against rule and reason to fuck, kill and mutilate anything that crosses his path. I wish that LionsGate would’ve pegged a few more special features onto the disc. But, I guess there were too busy with the Crank creators on Gamer. There’s a trailer for that film on here. You too can watch Michael C. Hall make jazz hands, as the dated Marilyn Manson music fills your home theater.




THE OFFICE: SEASON FIVE

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentaries
  • Episode Promos
  • Webisodes


The Office: Season 5  is a weird blend of what works and what doesn’t. Taking cues from the past seasons, Stephen Merchant and the willingness to suck hard at the Must-See TV teat, Greg Daniels has helped to craft something bizarre. This walking behemoth of too dumb to function, yet too interesting to look away. A lot of people have made a big deal out of Idris Elba being added to the show mid-season. Honestly, it breaks up the flow of the season opening and kills momentum for about 5-6 episodes. Where Stringer Bell helped The Wire, he drags Dunder/Mifflin into a stand-still of middlin’ plot.


FRINGE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Gag Reel


Fringe: The Complete First Season reminds me of the need to watch some shows only on DVD. What seemed way too long and convoluted on a weekly basis comes together nicely when viewed as a collected serial. Dr. Walter Bishop’s debut marks the return of the Mad Scientist archetype to modern television. How I love watching men of science mangle the natural order in order to create a better monster. The DVD is loaded, but the Blu-Ray breaks down the connection between The Pattern, the ZFT and the Fringe Unit a lot better.


OBSESSIVE DVD NERDS, I BESEECH YOU!

The
Chewer
Nation has been having fun with the little monthly challenges I’ve
thrown down. I’ve got a new one that just might take us through the end
of 2009. What I want us all to do is to review The Criterion
Collection. But, there’s a catch. The number of words you can use will
be determined by the spine number.

Due to length, click on the titles to access the spine specific reviews.

1. Grand Illusion
2. The Seven Samurai
3. The Lady Vanishes
4. Amarcord
5. The 400 Blows
6. Beauty and the Beast

7. A Night to Remember

8.
The Killer

9.
Hard Boiled
10. Walkabout

11. The Seventh Seal
12. This is Spinal Tap
13. The Silence Of The Lambs
14. Samurai I: Mushashi Miyamoto
15. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
16. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
17. Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom
18. The Naked Kiss
19. Shock Corridor
20. Sid & Nancy
21. Dead Ringers
22. Summertime
23. Robocop
24. High and Low
25. Alphaville
26. The Long Good Friday
27. Flesh for Frankenstein
28. Blood for Dracula
29. Picnic at Hanging Rock

30. M

31. Great Expectations
32. Oliver Twist
33. Nanook of the North
34. Andrei Rublev
35. Diabolique
36. The Wages of Fear
37. Time Bandits
38. Branded to Kill
39. Tokyo Drifter
40. Armageddon
41. Henry V
42. Fishing with John
43. Lord of the Flies
44. The Red Shoes
45. A Taste of Cherry
46. The Most Dangerous Game
47. Insomnia
48. Black Orpheus
49. Nights of Cabiria
50. And The Ship Sails On
51. Brazil
52. Sanjuro
53. Yojimbo
54. For All Mankind


and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD


  • All Star Comedy Jam
  • Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Very First Alvin Show
  • Animal Planet: Reef Of Riches
  • Animal Planet: Wild Asia – Island Magic
  • Bam’s Unholy Union (DVD-R)
  • Battle Of The Warriors
  • Bedknobs And Broomsticks (Enchanted Musical Edition)
  • Blood Rain
  • Crank 2: High Voltage (Standard Edition)
  • Crank 2: High Voltage (Fully Charged Edition With Digital Copy)
  • Criminal Minds: Season Four
  • Diamond Dawgs
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter: To Seize And Protect
  • Eloise: Collection, Vol. 2
  • Fringe: The Complete First Season
  • Gerry Dee: No Reading Ahead
  • Goosebumps: Attack Of The Jack-O’-Lanterns
  • Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost
  • Harper’s Island: The DVD Edition
  • Hell House: The Book Of Samiel
  • Homicide (The Criterion Collection)
  • The Human Condition (The Criterion Collection)
  • I’ll Believe You
  • Important Things With Demetri Martin: Season One
  • Jinki Extend: The Complete Series
  • Local Color
  • Mad Monster Party (Special Edition)
  • Martini Movies: The Buttercup Chain
  • Martini Movies: Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing
  • Martini Movies: Model Shop
  • Martini Movies: The Pursuit Of Happiness
  • Martini Movies: Summertree
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures In Wonderland
  • Michael Loftus: You’ve Changed
  • Mr Belvedere: Season Three
  • Murder, Take One
  • The Nail
  • Nature Of The Beast
  • Nitro Circus: Season One
  • The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • The Office (USA): Season Five
  • One Foot In The Grave: The Christmas Specials
  • One Foot In The Grave: The Complete Collection
  • Parks And Recreation: Season One
  • Pop Flix: Big Guns Collection
  • Pop Flix: Crime Boss Collection
  • Pop Flix: Gunslinger Western Collection
  • Pop Flix: Mafia Kingpin Collection
  • Pop Flix: Vigilante Western Collection
  • Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams (Special Edition)
  • Prodigal
  • Red Garden: The Complete Series And OVA
  • Schism (One-Disc Limited Edition)
  • Schism (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Sleep Dealer
  • That Hamilton Woman (The Criterion Collection)
  • True Jackson VP: Season One, Vol. 1
  • UFC 99 Comeback: Franklin Vs Silva (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition)
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor
  • Worst Week: The Complete Series

       
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Animal Planet: Reef Of Riches
  • Animal Planet: Wild Asia – Island Magic
  • Catwoman
  • Crank 2: High Voltage (Fully Charged Edition With Digital Copy)
  • Creepshow
  • Dance Flick
  • Dead Calm
  • Exit Speed
  • Freddy Vs. Jason
  • Friday
  • Fringe: The Complete First Season
  • Heroes Of World Class
  • Menace II Society
  • The New World
  • The Office (USA): Season Five
  • Over The Top
  • The Postman
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • Rainier The Mountain (PBS)
  • Requiem For A Dream
  • Set It Off
  • Silverado
  • Sleep Dealer
  • Sphere
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor

    
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Special Edition    $19.99

The Office: Season 5                                $32.99 $39.99 $42.99

Fringe: Season 1                                      $37.99  $52.99

Crank 2: High Voltage                                $19.99  $25.99

Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas                 $9.99   $14.99

Thomas the Tank Engine: Hero of the Rails     $14.99
True Blood: Season 1                                $39.99

Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland              $17.99

Supernatural: Season 4                              $36.99
90210: Season 1                                       $32.99
One Tree Hill: Season 6                              $36.99
Gossip Girl: Season 2                                 $36.99
Heroes: Season 3                                     $39.99
Smallville: Season 8                                  $36.99
Californication: Season 2                           $37.99


$4.75 DVDs

Catch Me If You Can
Steel Magnolias
Love Story
Platoon



$24.99 Blu-Ray 2-Packs


The Italian Job / Shooter
Top Gun / Days of Thunder
Next / Face Off
Mission: Impossible / Mission: Impossible 2


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


The Office: Season 5                                            $31.99 $41.99

The Office: Season 5 Exclusive Gift-Set                $41.99
Crank 2                                                               $16.99 $24.99

Crank 2 Special Edition                                       $22.99

Fringe                                                                 $35.99 $49.99
Important Things with Demetri Martin: Season 1  $12.99

Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland                    $14.99

Bedknobs and Broomsticks                                 $17.99

Parks and Recreation: Season 1                           $19.99

Worst Week: Complete Series                             $19.99

Dance Flick                                                          $25.99

Criminal Minds: Season 4                                      $39.99

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1      $44.99


TV on DVD Sale



The Office: Season 1-4                                   $17.99

Friday Night Lights: Season 1-2                      $14.99

Dexter: Season 1-2                                         $16.99

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1-6                 $16.99

Monk: Season 1-6                                          $17.99

Scrubs: Season 1-6                                         $17.99

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1-3  $19.99

Smallville: Season 1-7                                     $19.99

Supernatural: Season 1-3                                $19.99

My Name is Earl: Season 1-3                         $19.99

House: Season 1-3                                         $24.99

Heroes: Season 1-2                                        $24.99

30 Rock: Season 1-2                                      $24.99



DVD Deals


Spider-Man 2                       $4.99

Ghost Rider                          $4.99

Iron Man                              $6.99

The Incredible Hulk (2008)   $9.99